Take a step back in time at Caleb Smith State Park Preserve. Much of the Preserve's 543 acres are undeveloped, allowing visitors to explore its many different habitats including freshwater wetlands, ponds, streams, fields and upland woods. Nestled in the heart of Smithtown, the Preserve is a refuge for wildlife and its diverse habitats support a variety of trees, shrubs, wildflowers and ferns.Visitors can relax and rejuvenate while developing an appreciation for the natural world by hiking, fishing, and birding, cross country skiing or snowshoeing along the many trails of the Preserve or while fly fishing on the beautiful Nissequogue River.
Easy trail with nice views. Good park to bring the family. Came to check out fishing spots on the river but that part of the river is closed off to the public w/o a fishing reservation. Sights include a small lake, some marsh land and small creek. Plenty of birds, waterfowl, and chipmunks.
I have not been here since grade school. So yes, it was awhile ago. I was slightly disappointed. I was hoping for more of a nature experience. I wouldn't consider it a good hike to test endurance. Does serve well if your looking for a nice stroll in large open trails with family. I had to circle several times to get my target distance. Park is well kept and trails well marked.